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Jul 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
special forces assassination squad involved in the joint priorities, a euphemism for the u.s. the assassination liz in afghanistan. there are many events associated with that, some that resulted in the deaths of -- one that resulted in the deaths of seven children and others that results in a number of innocent. we can also see how people get on the list. they seem to be recommended by regional governors in afghanistan or by intelligence authorities, often with little evidence and no judicial review. >> you said you intend to cooperate. >> that is one of the interesting journalistic stories, that we manage to pull together these groups to share investigative resources. we shared resources stemming out of this material to deal with this. as equal partners, with the exception that we control the embargo data and could move that back in fourth. i spoke to nick davis, and then we did it between the editors. >> they modine this morning -- mod this morning are saying even they are unable to deliver these documents. how can you say it is accurate, and if some of it is not, doesn't that e
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Jul 28, 2010 10:00am EDT
very much. host: in a moment we will take you to the floor of the u.s. house of representatives. by the way, the senate judiciary committee is holding another hearing on the fbi. robert mullen will be among those testifying. the debt commission is holding its first public hearing -- fourth public hearing with alan simpson, coverage online at c- span.org. thank you for being with us on this wednesday. we will take you to the floor of the house, enjoy the rest of your day. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] . the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., july 28, 2010. i hereby appoint the honorable ed pastor to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: this morning the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, pastor shawn black, calvary chapel, costa mesa, california. the chaplain: dear lord god of
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Jul 27, 2010 1:00pm EDT
, invisible children. this senseless act of violence should serve as a wake-up call to u.s. officials on the need to vigorously address the threat of islamist extremism wherever it lurks. which extends far beyond the middle east. many more lives are at stake. the 1998 east africa embassy attacks exposed and the july 11 kampala attacks affirmed that the united states cannot afford to ignore the activities of extremist groups in africa as they attempt to expand their influence to bolster their ranks and spread their dangerous ideology. we must work vigilantly and cooperatively with other responsible nations to disrupt the operations of extremist groups and hold accountable their regional sponsors. over 18 months ago, mr. speaker, i introduced a resolution, h.con.res. 16, which brings sorely needed attention to the threat of islamic extremism in africa. it is alarming that even after these tragic attacks i have not been able to get the majority to bring this resolution to the floor. i understand that attorney general holder is currently in uganda attending the african union summit, attempti
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Jul 17, 2010 2:00pm EDT
new level in the u.s.- israel cooperation. the rockets with better guidance system and greater range are spreading across the region. hamas has a substantial number of rockets in gaza. they all pose a serious danger. these and other threats to israel's civilian population are real and growing. they must be addressed. we are standing shoulder to shoulder with our israeli partners to do so. coming into my current job after eight years with senator clinton, i can attest to hurt deep sense of pride in being a strong voice for israel. i travel to israel with senator clinton in 2005. i join her on her first visit to israel as secretary of state in march of 2009. when it comes to the u.s.-israel relationship, the policy guidance secretary clinton has given me is no different from the guidance she gave me when i worked for her in the senate. in a recent speech, she asked me, coming from this experience of working with her, to make the management of our security relationship with israel preserving israel's military edge among my top priorities. the unique relationship between the united state
CSPAN
Jul 27, 2010 7:00am EDT
next. host: the debate over u.s. strategy in afghanistan is back on the front page this morning, following the leak of those wikileak documents -- one legislator says these documents call into question several things, and an investigation is likely to follow. meanwhile, slated to vote on $37 billion in emergency supplemental money for the war. the leak could complement that. we want your thoughts this morning on the leak. here are the lines. we will get to those phone calls in just a minute. on the house but, that $37 billion supplemental amount, senator dennis whose image is circulating a letter asking congressional members to vote against the supplemental funding. "the washington post" this morning says that official leaks will not alter views. they know that republicans have been largely silent. perhaps because the bulk of documents concerned the war effort during the george w. bush administration. lawmakers said the trove of documents may harden opposition, but is unlikely to suddenly alter impressions of a war the administration had previously acknowledged is tough amid dec
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Jul 26, 2010 8:00pm EDT
euphemism for the u.s. the assassination liz in afghanistan. there are many events associated with that, some that resulted in the deaths of -- one that resulted in the deaths of seven children and others that results in a number of innocent. we can also see how people get on the list. they seem to be recommended by regional governors in afghanistan or by intelligence authorities, often with little evidence and no judicial review. >> you said you intend to cooperate. >> that is one of the interesting journalistic stories, that we manage to pull together these groups to share investigative resources. we shared resources stemming out of this material to deal with this. as equal partners, with the exception that we control the embargo data and could move that back in fourth. i spoke to nick davis, and then we did it between the editors. >> they modine this morning -- mod this morning are saying even they are unable to deliver these documents. how can you say it is accurate, and if some of it is not, doesn't that eat into your legitimacies? >> if some of that information was inaccurate
CSPAN
Jul 5, 2010 5:00pm EDT
the long haul? or do they assume that the u.s. is going to pull out? >> i believe many in the taliban leave that the u.s. will pull out. that is what they tell the afghan villagers. they often comment that the americans have their watches, but we have the time. that means, they do not have a time line. that is their home. they have nowhere else to go. immediately after 9/11 in afghanistan working with our afghan allies, i was often asked, are you going to stick with us this time? referring to our promises made during the soviet occupation when we told the afghans that after we win this together we will be here with you. we will be your to help you redevelop your country. the afghans remember that and they're wondering if we're going to stick with them. and not just the u.s., but the global community of nations. are we with the afghans in developing this pro-democracy? and i do not have the answer. at the time i told them, yes, we are with you. today, based on the political atmosphere, i do not know the answer. >> have we gained any credibility on that score? >> notte when the presiden
CSPAN
Jul 3, 2010 7:00am EDT
undercover russian agents and would it could many for u.s.- russia relateses. later john hall discusses how florida is dealing with a $6 billion budget shortfall. wurenl is next. dd >> on this fourth of july weekend there is a 9.5% unemployment rate members of congress are returning home to. one headline says this will be big electoral implications for members of congress. and as far as budgets go, lots of towns around the country not doing fireworks this weekend. antioch, california, louisville, jersey city. they say they just don't have enough money to celebrate with fireworks this independence day. general david petraeus takes over in afghanistan officially tomorrow at a ceremony and the head of the republican national committee michael steele back here in the u.s. is backtracking after some remarks he made about afghanistan. both parties are after him this morning and we want to ask you this question -- should michael steele of the r.n.c. resign? some are suggesting that openly. here are the numbers. this michael steele story is all over the place this morning. "washington
CSPAN
Jul 28, 2010 11:00pm EDT
u.s. spending in the region and chances for success. this hearing comes days after wikileaks posted thousands of classified military reports on the war in afghanistan. that hearing is next on c-span. after that, house intelligence and subcommittee chairs jane harman gives her take on the situation in afghanistan. later, the british defense secretary talks about operations in afghanistan. a house subcommittee will meet tomorrow to discuss ethics charges against congressman charlie rangel. he could face a trial before a panel in september. we will have live coverage at 1:00 p.m. eastern on c-span-3. >> c-span, our content is available on television, radio, and online. you can connect with us on twitter, facebook, and youtube and sign up for our scheduled alert e-mails @ c-span.org. >> the state department representative richard holbrooke testified about u.s. aid effort in afghanistan. we will hear from the u.s. aid administrator, as well. this house subcommittee hearing is about two hours. [gavel pounds] >> good morning. the subcommittee will come to order and i am pleased to welcome
CSPAN
Jul 8, 2010 1:00pm EDT
first -- basically the u.s.-mexican border, and then we will get to the other issues. what does it mean to secure the border and how will they recognize when that time arrives? >> ok. good question. one you want to tackle? [laughter] >> we may not have emphasized it as much because we were going to quickly. comprehensive reform we tested exclusively, cracking down on employers. it is very popular. as popular as border security. real people have that line in their heads. they like it for two reasons. they believe if the jobs are not the lawyer, -- lure, people will not be coming. they also believe these people are not just recruiting immigrants workers because they work hard or have skills they need, but because they can pay lower wages and a whole bunch of other goals that people think do not observe wage standards, etc. the public has a very strong narrative. they also believe that you put lawful employers at a disadvantage and that is not right. that is in their very, very strongly. we may have read over that too quickly. in terms of the congress, i think you would have to ask th
CSPAN
Jul 12, 2010 5:00pm EDT
neighborhood. this is indicative of the cooperation and shared perspective the u.s. and russia has reached based on dialogue the presidents have had, defense officials have had. >> there has been many reports on the reach of sanctions -- breach of sanctions. what are you doing to [inaudible] >> with the recent security council of resolution, now comes the important step of implementing it. every country has a responsibility to abide by its international obligations. we have had a specific conversation with iraq over the past couple of weeks, but that is something -- i will check to see if that was on his list of topics. >> they are in violation of these sections. >> i will check to see if this was an issue that was raised in the last couple of days. >> [inaudible] [unintelligible] >> no, the elections have taken place. these were decisions for the japanese people to make. we will work closely with the japanese government on issues of mutual concern. >> no concerns whatsoever? [unintelligible] >> i will defer to japanese political commentators to describe the applications. we will work clos
CSPAN
Jul 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
to the lobbying poopannes. distort competition to urt the u.s. airways, hurt the northwest, the southwest, the jet blublues, and the departmenf transportation is a willing participant. the consumers are already high your far higher shares, anr objective is to make sure the same impacts go into the pacific. they aae hurling everything possible to stop squinty of those cases. they do not want evidence presented. i have at applications to say wait a minute, the court claim of the japan cases is the network synergies. i use to run the biggest of thun tokyo. i understand -- i can evaluate the claim. i am in the top five for the best person to evaluate this. the department of transportation said absolutely not we can have had aayone evaluate this. we're crating new rule that says only lawyers can do it. -- we are creating a new rule that says only lawyers an do it. they're going to hat level to scrutiny of the claims. just go back and allow their a viable -- verifiable skirt the and i think you would serve two- thirds of the problem right there. he would also bring the airline consoli
CSPAN
Jul 11, 2010 11:00pm EDT
proud of being a u.s. citizen and having been born in mexico. a few years ago, i was talking to a writer from chile, and she was telling me that for many years, she was having these conflicts. she did not know if she was from chile or if she was from the united states. she felt that she needed to choose, and then, 9/11 came, and she realized she did not have to choose, that she could be at the same time from the united states and from chile. i do not have to choose. i can be from both, and i am very proud to be from both countries. >> "dying to cross," which was written after the victoria, texas, where the 19 people died? >> 19 people died trying to get into the united states. >> you are writing this, the mexican government has never under any administration made any type of serious effort to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants to the north, never. that is because it was not and is not in the country's best interest. the main focus of president vincente fox's electoral campaign was about crossing the border illegally, but the end result was nothing more than thousands of post
CSPAN
Jul 18, 2010 7:00am EDT
. those are people talking about him not being a u.s. citizen -- i believe this is the reason why the naacp was talking. people have forgotten that his mother was a white woman. [unintelligible] this is all about racism. there is nothing wrong with eric holder. i believe the president will rebound, it is doing a great job, has more to deal with than any previous president of this country. i believe he will do great. host: also in the paper this morning, when it is about race, it is probably about age too. newt gingrich will go bust week with an idea to deal with america. -- look up last week with an idea. he suggested they reach out to local chapters of the civil rights group and propose a series of joint town hall-style meetings around the country. he could be on to something if he means all americans old enough to remember when cigarettes were harmless and strom thurmond was a democrat. the tea party and the naacp represent this proportionally older memberships. herein lies a problem with some much of our discussion about race and politics in the obama era. we will get back to a lit
CSPAN
Jul 1, 2010 1:00pm EDT
expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 410, the nays are zero. 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the resolution is agreed to and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order will members remove their conversations from the floor. will members and staff please take their conversations off the floor? the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? mr. levin: mr. speaker, pursuant to h.res. 1495 i call up the bill h.r. 5618, to continue federal unemployment programs and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 5618, a bill to continue federal unemployment programs. the speaker pro tempore: we will have members and staff please take their conversations off the floor, the gentleman deserves to be heard. members, please. the gentleman from michigan. mr. levin: i yield myself --
CSPAN
Jul 8, 2010 7:00am EDT
author will discuss the u.s. foreign policy. that is next here on c-span. . . the spots that the groups are releasing today and talk with you about your thoughts on public campaign financing. that is really what they are arguing. the loss has 157 co-sponsors they are proposing. -- the law has 157 co-sponsors they are proposing. there is a tally of how the cost of a lectionary in the united states has changed of the past decade. what i have highlighted on this page are presidential election cycles. let's look at the ones not highlighted. back in 1998, total spent was $1.6 billion. in 2006 $2.8 billion. if you use a widget, there is a tally of the cost of the 2010 election so far and it keeps changing. you can see that on the bottom left of the screen. it is in the neighborhood of $2.4 billion so far, the cost of a campaign 2010. let's show you this advertisement that they are releasing today in washington, d.c., to argue for public financing of campaigns. >> pp destroys the gulf, we pay the price. -- bp destroys the gulf, we pay the price. congress is putting special interest firs
CSPAN
Jul 4, 2010 7:00am EDT
>> president obama will be at the white house today. he will pend time with u.s. troops and their families. vice president joe biden's second day of the trip to iraq. one headline says this is seen as a move to end the political deadlock there. also, today general david patraeus officially took command of the mission in afghanistan. a quote from him in this important endeavor teamwork is not an option. this is a tough mission. there is nothing easy about it said the general. on this independence day we have the question for you to open the program. is america exceptional? we have that from one writer from the new yo"new york daily who says it is time to rescue the idea that america is exceptional. what do you think? [phone numbers on the line] host: we have this piece on this fourth of july titled "bring back the old glory." he says the notion of american exceptionalism that it is a unique nation on earth if not in all history is in decline among much of the country's self-appointed chattering classes. they write the lion's share of books, magazines, editorials and blogs. that lea
CSPAN
Jul 22, 2010 5:00pm EDT
stale mated policy and warning u.s. credibility as a mediated. sadly the author's assessment can be applied elsewhere around the world. it seems president obama and the administration as a whole have struggled to find its voice when it comes to the promotion and protection of basic human rights and religious freedom. in these most cherished ideals which are at the heart of the american experiment have been sidelineded by this administration's policy. this is difficult for people who yes or no to freedom and look to america to be their advocates. looking back to sudan in a nation i visited in 1989 and most recently in 2004 when senator brownback and i were the first congressional delegation to go to darfur, i remained concerned that the country is headed to a civil war if the u.s. fails to exert its necessary leadership. while there are certainly times i was critical of the bush administration's policy, it is indisputeable that president bush and former special enjoy danforth were not having the comprehensive c.p.a. brought about the end of a brutal civil war which two million perish
CSPAN
Jul 5, 2010 7:00am EDT
only china's economics but how it plays into the u.s. and then we're going to conclude our series, we've been looking at what we call states in the red, talking about various states and their economic condition. today, focusing on new hampshire. through a series of measures, has balanced its budget and we're going to take a look at that economy and what they did to do it. tom lay hi will be our guest for that discussion. that's a rundown on what we are going to do on the program today. for the remainder of our time we're going to talk about the 2010 election. clearwater, florida, laura on our republican line. caller: hi. thank you for your time. i just wanted to remind everybody that the democrats have controlled the senate and the house the last two years that bush was in the white house, and when obama took over everybody blaming the republicans. it's all their fault. they need to get back to the constitution. obama has quadrupled our deficit and he is trying to take over everything with national government. host: cleveland is next. texas, i should say. charlie go ahead. caller:
CSPAN
Jul 21, 2010 7:00am EDT
alex bolten from "of the hithe hill." what is the latest on funding for the u.s. military? >caller: democrats are trying to pass a house approved senate appropriations bill that would fund operations in iraq and afghanistan and would add $22.8 billion in domestic discretionary spending, including $10 billion for an education jobs fund. house democrats added a bunch of money to the supplemental. the senate this week is going to try to pass the house bill but democratic leaders in the senate are not optimistic. they do not think that they will get the votes that they need, they do not think enough republicans will support the house bill, but they are going to try and ways to prove to the speaker that they give it a shot. host: will they meet the deadline? caller: gates was on the hill last week, telling them that if congress does not pass this extra funding for the troops by the august recess, which is scheduled to begin august 6 in the senate, they would not be able to pay the troops. they would run out of money to pay the troops. it has to be done before congress leaves for the aug
CSPAN
Jul 28, 2010 7:00am EDT
," "u.s. military chief is pressing the iraqis to end the deadlock to the rest in securities gains. nearly five months after the elections in march ended without a decisive leader, the leaders of political blocs are divided over staying in power for a second term. many politicians say that the impasse could extend after more than seven years of war, reducing the number of troops to more than 50,000 by the end of august. " another energy related story this morning, "on the surface the oil spill in the gulf is vanishing fast." it says "the oil slick in the gulf of mexico appears to be dissolving far more rapidly than anyone expected. a piece of good news that raises tricky new questions about how best bet big government should scaled-back its response." also this morning on the front page of "usa today," "closures in three areas, almost all of the beaches closed from the spill have been clustered in three areas of louisiana. this is the 20th annual report conducted by the national research defense council. the massive gulf of mexico spill has not hit the vast area of the beaches but
CSPAN
Jul 21, 2010 11:00pm EDT
the u.s. economy. after that, president obama signs the financial regulations bill. and later, the senate debate on in the unemployment benefits package which passed earlier today. >> this weekend, clark hoyt on the changing newspaper industry. >> i worry about the standards and maintaining journalistic integrity as we move from one media world to another. >> clark hoyt sunday night on "q&a." >> federal reserve chairman ben bernanke told congress that the u.s. economic outlook is "unusually uncertain." chairman burnett was asked -- was before the senate banking committee and deliver his semi- annual report. this is 2.5 hours. guys okay? ready? all right. the committee will come to order. we are here today to hear from the chairman of the federal reserve on the semiannual monetary policy report to the congress. mr. chairman, we welcome to you our committee. once again, we thank you for your service to our country. and at least on my part, thank you and congratulate you for the tremendous work you and staff of the federal reserve have been doing through these very difficult days in o
CSPAN
Jul 9, 2010 1:00pm EDT
anchored on the largest spanish television news network in the u.s. will spend an hour with him sunday on c-span's q&a. >> c-span is now available in over 100 homes -- 100 million homes, bringing you a direct link to politics, history, and nonfiction books, created by america's cable companies. president obama is in las vegas today with senate majority leader harry reid. he took time out to speak on the economy. his remarks from university of nevada, las vegas last about an hour. -- half an hour. [applause] >> thank you very much. thank you. [applause] u.n.l.v. [cheers] every time i come here i have to tell everybody my wife was a cheerleader here. [cheers and applause] it is an understatement for me to say that i'm here -- that is my pleasure to be here today. [applause] it is an understatement to say that nevada has been tested and economically like never before. but we have to work to get our economy back on track and we have got a lot of fighting ahead of us. more importantly, we've got lot of fight left in us. isn't that right? [applause] and really, how we react to this crisis is
CSPAN
Jul 12, 2010 8:00pm EDT
sustainable industries of conservation. to become what some have described as the netherlands of the u.s. if we do that we'll get the double win of saving our coast as well as diversifying our economy. i think that to the degree at the federal level we can institute programs and policies to help encourage things like coastal restoration, that make us a -- the best in the world, that's a long-term opportunity to have some good come out of this disaster. >> may i take a shot at your comments if i may? >> sure. >> please. the first thing that this could committee could do -- and your comments were right on point. there's not a lot we could do about the spill. it's in the hands of professionals. let's hope, as you said, that it gets done. make sure we get paid. i mean, it isn't any more complicated than that. i think our lose are going to be, you know, scrutinized. how do you demonstrate whether you would have been up or whether you would have been down? let's don't make it an argument or a long debate. let's give us the benefit of the doubt because i will assure you this. our claims will stop b
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Jul 21, 2010 5:00pm EDT
it's long past the time in my view that we stand up for u.s. manufacturing. i'm proud to say i'm a product of a manufacturing household. and when i grew up, it was a time when people could have a good job in manufacturing and put food on the table, cover health care costs and supply a pension, but we have seen obviously a lot of loss of good manufacturing jobs due to a number of things, but including, unfair trade practices and policies that put our companies and workers at a disadvantage. as we work together to pass this initiative that is multi-faceted in its approach, because there are many things we need to do to level that playing field and invest in many ways in our manufacturing sector so that we can, again, make things and create real value. we just an economic collapse in this country and all too vivid in our minds and a lot of that that wealth we thought that was out there was created by people moving money around and there was a lot of smoking mirrors going on and when the room cleared up, the american people were smashed under the results. when you create things, when y
CSPAN
Jul 17, 2010 10:00am EDT
enforce u.s. code. >> next question directed toward john mccain. allen greenspan said there is reason not to extend the bush tax cut, but favor them, even as we face the growing seff sit. >> i respect allen greenspan but he was in charge when this meltdown occurred and obviously has great responsibility for it. we can't raise taxes at this time. tax increases will hurt our economy even more. whether i voted against the bush tax cuts in 2001 because i predicted that spending had to be brought under control, and it was not. we worked from tax cuts and benefits. i voted for tax cuts, but i didn't want to go from spluss to deficit. with you -- but we are in tage. but we are in danger. we are in danger of, at best, a very slow recovery. people are hurting. we need to have our taxes kept low. we need to cut corporate taxes, and we need to give social security tax and other payroll taxes -- taxes need to be held off until we can get the e-mail businesses back in business -- get the small business yes -- businesses back in business. but to raise taxes at this time in history woo be -- would b
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Jul 27, 2010 8:00pm EDT
to bring jobs to the u.s. they wanted to keep the status quo which incentivized businesses moving their companies offshore. and our friends on the other side don't want us to reduce our dependency on foreign oil. and have consistently voted against initiatives to bring back manufacturing here in the united states and invest in green technologies and green energy here in the united states. so on and on and on. in addition to that, mr. speaker, which i think really highlights the difference between the two parties is that if you look at the alternative budget provided by the republican party here in the house of representatives, it privatizes social security and it attempts to turn medicare into a voucher system for our senior citizens. again, a leap back to the bush-era policies. do we really want to go back there? and i'm the first to say, we haven't done everything right. i can talk with some of my disagreements with what the president has done. we aren't all in agreement here. but clearly, there's a difference between what we have done and what our friends on the other side hand
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Jul 28, 2010 8:00pm EDT
u.s. patent and trade office, or uspto, represents the great it's the country has to offer in terms of new ideas and new technologies. they contain any number of breakthroughs that help propel our economy out of the recession, expand small business and create new jobs. they could be the key to helping our nation maintain its technological edge globally. patent activity among our biggest competitors like china, india, and south korea have shown exponential growth but this bill is one step from providing uspto the resources necessary to keep pace with the flow of innovation and ensure american businesses and workers can compete globally. it is set with the reduction of spending -- it is justify set with the reduction in spending in the census bureau. we need to make sure the uspto can hire necessary patent examiners, install up to date patent technology and make other changes necessary to get at this backlog. this is an issue of critical importance for our economy and the job market. i encourage my colleagues to join me in supporting this common sense and paid for legislation. i know tha
CSPAN
Jul 25, 2010 10:30am EDT
. eastern on c-span. >> federal reserve chairman ben bernanke told congress on wednesday that the u.s. economic outlook is quote, unusually uncertain unquote. he also said he expects unemployment levels to remain high at least through 2012. chairman bernanke delivered his report to the senate banking committee. this is just over two and a half hours. >> the committee will come to order. we are here today to hear from the chairman of the federal reserve on the semiannual policy report to the congress. we welcome you to our committee. once again we thank you for your service to our country and let me thank you and congratulate you for the tremendous work you have been doing. and we are very fortunate to have you. i want to make some brief opening comments and i'll turn to senator shelby for any comments he may have. and i'll leave it up to the members theses. if there are several who would like to be heard briefly before we turn to you for your thoughts and the questions we'll have for you this afternoon. let me express my gratitude to the committee. normally we would have this this the
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Jul 1, 2010 11:00pm EDT
mission to assist in financing the export of u.s. goods and services, at least that's what it states. the mine coal in india that the u.s.-manufactured machinery would be used in a new plant. a subsidiary was to use the loan guarantee to buy $600 million of wisconsin international mining machinery which represents 1,000 u.s. jobs. in a party-line vote, the loan guarantee was turned down not for economic reasons, but because it was contrary to the new white house policy of funding, quote, projects with heavy carbon emissions, end quote. in this case, a coal-fired power plant. one of the democratic members said he was following president obama's commitment to clean energy future and voted against the loan because of project's adverse environmental impact. if the two democrats denied the loan were interest nd the environmental impact, they would have voted for the loan. likewise for the president, who should overturn this denial. the decision will not help the environment. in fact, it damages the environment and contributes to poverty and instead of creating jobs, destroys at least 1,00
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Jul 23, 2010 6:00am EDT
department effective in preventing accidents? should the u.s. create a new arm? >> i don't like to say what they say about us, we said that massey had more fateals this year. but the bottom line is that the physics have to be the focus. you can't focus on surviving an explosion. because a human body can't survive an explosion. and that's what i speak out about being focused on problems. and when they had the creek about the problem of mapping. the government could do more about mapping, the state has better rules. there are things we can do with gas wells, and the mapping of e gas wells is what cooperation between the gas companies and the coal companies. it's not something that is gps gas wells. sometimes they are in there because of gps. there are a lot of things that can be done and we are dedicated to doing that. as far as how i feel about it is not as important as what would do as an industry and government going forward. >> was the ventilation at upper branch proper? >> the ventilation was that there be public air before the explosion and 60,000 cubic feet of air. and we run
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Jul 25, 2010 7:00am EDT
administration to outline goals and timetables, to reduce the u.s. commitment." it quotes senator carl levin, and he says that "talking about returning from afghanistan as a result of u.s. efforts, the national army, he says, is respected by the people, and the taliban is despised." senator levin is our guest on "newsmakers" this morning. guest: what is significant about the offensive or effort which will begin, which is going to begin by the end of july, the beginning of august, is not only is it an effort going right into the heart of the taliban, it will loosen their grip. does that mean it will not come back at night? no. does that mean there will not be any ied's? no. exploding, asd's there are in kabul. the afghan government is in control of kabul. it will be must -- much more in control after this effort is made than it is now. what i point to as perhaps the most important part of this is that the afghan army is not going to only be there as partners with us and other coalition forces. it will be in the lead. those words are very significant. they are significant to the american
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Jul 30, 2010 7:00am EDT
macguineas. and bloomberg business week bureau chief david welsh talks about assistance to u.s. automakers. this is "washington journal." [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] host: will that -- well, the house of representatives is due to come into session at 9:00 a.m. today. the house will work on several bills in recess until september. most members will return to their districts to campaign for the upcoming elections. this morning we want to know what you're issues are and what you want to hear from your congressperson and his or her opponents. 2 02 is the area code. what issues concern you most and what you want to hear about? journal@c-span.org is our e-mail address and you can always send a tweed at c-spanwj, which is our handle. this is from the politico, speaker defends troubled majority. that is just a bit of the politico article from this morning. and in "the new york times," it is this article. in midterm elections, afghan war barely services. -- surfaces. again, what are your issues for this
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Jul 1, 2010 8:00pm EDT
the u.s.-mexico border. the funds would be used to hire 1,200 border patrol agents and 500 customs officers that would be working the ports of entry, critically needed today, as well as improved tactical communications and making much other needed investments in the security along the u.s.-mexico border. in districts that i represent are concerned about the level of violence affecting our southern neighbor, mexico. as a former border patrol chief and veteran in the united states border patrol, i know very well what these resources that are provided in this amendment mean to a critical area such as the southwest border. i'm particularly encouraged by mr. obey's efforts in this amendment to address the long-standing needs of our ports of entry by funding funds to officers. for too long, inadequate staffing and infrastructure have made the u.s. and mexico border less safe. this is a major step forward in making our nation even more secure by providing funding for more officers at our ports of entry to conduct a more thorough and efficient inspection and keep americans safe. in additio
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Jul 19, 2010 11:00pm EDT
detainees. in about an hour, plans to send more national guard troops to the u.s.-mexico border. and after that, president obama encourages senators to pass a bill extending unemployment insurance. on "washington journal tomorrow morning, we will talk with a deputy cia director john mclaughlin. and we will discuss the future of medicaid. "washington journal" live on c- span, every day at 7:00 eastern. >> the senate judiciary committee will vote on the nomination of elena kagan. watch live coverage on c-span 3 , and learn more about the supreme court in c-span's new book "the supreme court." providing unique insight throughout the court. >> the senate select committee on intelligence will be have a hearing tomorrow. you can watch it live on c- span3 at 2:30 p.m. eastern. a discussion -- a discussion on guantanamo bay detainee trials. we will hear from a former federal judge who argues against tribunals. they hosted this -- and human rights first posted this hour- long event. -- hosted this hour-long event. >> i am the program director of human rights first. i wanted to welcome everyon
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Jul 26, 2010 7:00am EDT
u.s. government, and that the idea on the ground that the sergeant's writing these reports have a much bigger view of the war than we are getting from washington. host: the white house responded -- general james jones says the youth of this not only condemns the disclosure of classified information by individuals and organizations that could put the lives of americans and -- at risk. he goes on to say that these irresponsible leaks will not impact our ongoing commitment to deepen our partnership with afghanistan and pakistan to defeat our common enemies and support aspirations of the afghan and pakistani people. what do you make of his reaction? guest: that is what the government is going to be saying, because they had wanted to improve relations with pakistan. they said it is improving. a big point of the government is making is all of this is from 2004 until 2009, so most of this is bush administration and saying this was before president obama's new afghanistan- pakistan policy. in a way they're trying to argue, this makes my point. this is why the president said we need to rem
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Jul 18, 2010 10:30am EDT
allen, retired u.s. coast guard, now the national incident commander of the deep water horizon oil spill response. good morning. tell us, what is the latest on the cap that has been put on the deepwater hozon oil well? guest: yesterday we exceeded a 48-hour period where we were able to shut the well and maintain some pressure. we will go for another 24 hours and assess where we are, and that will be sometime this afternoon. there is a quandary presented by the shut-in of the well. we have established pressure -- the good news, but it did not rise as high as we thought. we were looking for somewhere between 7500 and 8000 psi, which we thought would be the difference to of the top of the well from that being pushed up from the reservoir, but we are between 6760 hundred now. the curve on the pressure is consistent with the well with the treaty, but there is a question as to why the pressure islow, and crawls around two competing theories. one is that the oil released so far released into the and from the depleted the well and drop the pressure, or that the oil is escaping somewhere be
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Jul 13, 2010 2:00am EDT
u.s. if we do that we'll get the double win of saving our coast as well as diversifying our economy. i think that to the degree at the federal level we can institute programs and policies to help encourage things like coastal restoration, that make us a -- the best in the world, that's a long-term opportunity to have some good come out of this disaster. >> may i take a shot at your comments if i may? >> sure. >> please. the first thing that this could committee could do -- and your comments were right on point. there's not a lot we could do about the spill. it's in the hands of professionals. let's hope, as you said, that it gets done. make sure we get paid. i mean, it isn't any more complicated than that. i think our lose are going to be, you know, scrutinized. how do you demonstrate whether you would have been up or whether you would have been down? let's don't make it an argument or a long debate. let's give us the benefit of the doubt because i will assure you this. our claims will stop before the losses themselves stop. there's no question about that. this will take years for u
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Jul 19, 2010 2:00am EDT
hispanic voters. they're now the largest minority population in the u.s., the fast est growing, and that's there's going to be a generation of hispanic voters. i had a republican consultant say to me that if hispanic voters start voting the same ways that african american voters do in overwhelmingly favoring democratic candidates, you're not going to be talking about how win back florida when you're running for the presidency. republicans are going to be talking about how not to lose texas. these are some very read states that are going to have huge hispanic populations. and as republicans, some on the republican base begin to use ludge that makes hispanic voters very uncomfortable, ludge about deportation and -- i don't want to get into an entire immigration spiel right now. but as republicans use some of that ludge, they're turning off hispanic voters. that will have a dramatic impact for a very long time to >> since the system is broken, we need someone that can break the system. for this gathering on the oldest and largest and most revered civil rights organization. it is time t
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Jul 20, 2010 1:00pm EDT
, creating confusion and doubt in our military and sending international messages of u.s. indecision and weakness. . mr. griffith: it's time for action. it's time for us, the american people, to restore the american dream. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina rise? >> i ask permission to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> thank you very much. mr. speaker, i rise to express my strong support on social security. this year we celebrate 75 years of this critical program and must reaffirm our commitment not only to protect it but to ensure its continuing viability. american senior citizens have lived through wars -- they pioneer technologies in communication, transportation and industry. and these remarkable achievements demonstrate the strength and character of our older americans, underscoring the debt of gratitude that we owe to generationes that have given so much, a generation that includes my own parents who are celebrating birth
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Jul 21, 2010 1:00pm EDT
by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 413. the nays are zero. 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the concurrent resolution is agreed to and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. on this vote the yeas are 413. the nays are zero. 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the concurrent resolution is agreed to and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the unfinished business is the vote on the motion from the gentleman from west virginia, mr. rahall, to suspend the rules and concur in the senate amendment to h.r. 725, on which the yeas and nays were ordered. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 725, an act to protect indian arts and crafts through the improvement of applicable criminal proceedings, and for other purposes. senate amendment. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and concur in the senate amendment. members will record their votes by electronic device. t
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Jul 1, 2010 7:00am EDT
the announcement by the budget office that u.s. that will be 62% of gdp by year end. john tierney from massachusetts will be on later on, he will talk about the cost of the policy of the war in afghanistan and he commissioned a new report that looks at fraud in the contract in dollars. our last gasp in the morning is the executive director of the california budget project. we said in the beginning we will begin a five-day series looking at fiscal challenges in the state across the country. let me tell you a little bit more about the jobless bill in the senate last night. this is the third time the tried to advance a plan to restore jobless benefits for those out of work more than six months. two republicans -- olympia snowe and susan collins joins with them. some are suggesting once a replacement is made for senator byrd, this measure ball forward. let me read some of the stories. laurie montgomery in this morning's "washington post." we would like to get your thoughts on this. a related article in the aba says for the third time in as many weeks republicans in the senate successf
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Jul 20, 2010 10:00am EDT
-- >> we will leave this hearing. the u.s. house is about to gavel and for morning speeches. we will return to the hearing as soon as the gavel and to recess. right now live house coverage right here on c-span. . . >> the u.s. house will start speeches here shortly. now live coverage of the u.s. house here on c-span. expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., july 20, 2010. i hereby appoint the honorable henry cuellar to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 6, 2009, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate . the chair will alternate recognition between the parties with each party limited to 30 minutes and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and the minority whip limited
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Jul 21, 2010 6:00am EDT
that the u.s. supreme court used to impose such limits but she seemed to be resigned to the fact that the 10th amendment of the constitution has been largely written out of the constitution by judicial interpretation. she recalled that the apparent approval of how the supreme court changed the law and no longer imposed such restrictions because the old jurisprudence really wasn't working, closed quote. whatever that means. i assume this is just another example of how she believes, quote, new conditions and new circumstances, closed quote, justified a change in the law. in this case gutting the foundation of the federal government as a government of enumerated powers with those powers not so delegated being reserved to the states and individual citizens. i was also troubled by solicitor kagan's testimony on the second amendment. while she recognized that the sprblth's decision in heller and mcdonald were existing law she referred to them as settled law which has a particular meaning to judges and lawyers but her testimony made clear that settled law at least in the way she seemed
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Jul 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
condemnation of the u.s. guantanamo detention center? it is clearly in breach of the law, of which is why it is not on the u.s. mainland. the only countries successfully brought back our citizens, having secured the release of all our -- all of our citizens and the release of one of our residents, can i ask whether he is continuing the efforts that we made to bring back the final british resident who is still detained? can i agree with him that it is right that anyone who takes part in, or who aids or abets torture is criminally liable and must be held accountable for their actions. there is, of course, a criminal investigation under way, which was referred to police by the attorney general. will he ensure that it will -- the thick will succeed to its conclusion -- that it will succeed to its conclusion? and can i reaffirm our support for the work of the intelligence and security committee? and can i welcome his appointment of the new right hon. member from kensington to chair the committee? he will undertake this post with integrity and commitment. this includes accountability to ministers,
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Jul 17, 2010 6:15pm EDT
issue enabled me to detect the information from my viewpoint. the u.s. and its nato allies are too powerful states with authority and prestige, who failed to exercise the right of veto in this. they want to find a formula to save [unintelligible] the could have continued -- my main purpose was to warn the international public of what was developing. i have done so partly watching what was happening -- the political leaders that i watched for many long years facing the blockade and unspeakable crimes. i am not doing it for revenge. i do not hesitate to take the risk of compromising my modest moral authority. i will continue writing reflections on the subject. we will continue delving into the issue. the deadly weapons that -- i have greatly enjoyed the final matches of the football world cup and the volleyball matches with our brave team which is leading its group in the world team. fidel castro, july 11, 2010. this was a reflection written by you. i think that these summaries and talks and i thank you for your appearance. i know that you -- i think that team was a surprise and a jo
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Jul 10, 2010 8:00pm EDT
, "the supreme court." it is available in hardcover and as an e-book. >> races to succeed to u.s. inventors or on tonight's 2010 coverage. first, the kansas debate vying for the sake -- the seat of senator sam brownback. that is at a 30 p.m. eastern time. we will show president obama speaking at a campaign fund- raiser. congressman roy blunt in the running for the republican nomination talks with business and -- businessmen in lebanon, missouri about jobs. the misery see it is opening up with the retirement of the republican senator. campaign 2010 coverage on c- span. now, a c-span crew covering the gulf of mexico oil spill visits a temporary workers village in louisiana. >> this is the venice responders village. i am the operations manager. we have built this village for people that are working on the boats and on the beaches that are actually the ones collecting the oil and trying to get it off the water or off the shore. they are the ones that put out the bones and they do the siphoning of the oil. they pick up the oil-on the beaches and is mainly for people who are 50 miles o
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Jul 9, 2010 11:00pm EDT
i'm with the u.s. chamber of commer commerce, heritage -- >> i used to be with heritage years ago, too. >> one thing that seems important to me to stress is that if the conservative movement is going to have any impact, then we have to make sure particularly in this upcoming election that we elect conservatives. otherwise we'll have more health care, we'll have more government, we'll have more spending, and it seems to me when i look at this room full of women, it's like not just vote yourself, but get other people to vote. that's the only way that we're going to change washington, d.c. >> right. yeah. and i think your view there is reflective. 45% of the tea party leaders supposely being women and survey after survey showing that these are right of center people who are leading and involved in the tea parties. i think what you're finding at least in the beginning, i forget what they're calling it, not the first wave or early adopters i think is what they call it of the tea party movement such that it is, they were people who hadn't voted in recent elections. i think they'll vote
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Jul 11, 2010 10:00am EDT
the u.s. congress. emotion, fear, guilt, or racism. is that, but that is the way it is. . good people of deep differences knowing the possibility of odds of success are rather harrowing to say the least. but i do have the naive belief and i think erskine has it to stabilize social security and insure its solvesy 75 or more years out. but as we address it, the keening wail of cut goes out through the lavend, or gut. good heavens. it's -- if people can't grasp that disability inshurns will be unsustainable in less than ten years, it's grown double since 1980, i won't go into figures, that just makes people's eyes glaze over. but old age and insurance, will only pay out 75% of its benefits in 3e7. it won't go broke. just going to pay out 75 instead of 100. and that date will keep moving closer with population growth and aging. unsustainable, unconscionable, and predictable. but there are many options out there. over two dozens options out there will work and we'll work on them all. and i think if we could resolve that, there would be a sense of confidence in the land that would be
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Jul 25, 2010 1:00pm EDT
questions regarding municipal debt what is your assessment of the state of the u.s. municipal debt market? secondly, do you believe there's any merit to a recent characterization by warren buffett that there is potentially, quote, a terrible problem, end quote, ahead for municipal bonds? >> well, first, the -- it's certainly true that states and localities are under a lot of fiscal and financial stress. their revenues have fallen considerably and they're trying to maintain services and so on. clearly we've seen some deficits and some cuts at the state and local level. my view, though, is that first of all that the municipal debt market is functioning pretty well. that at least state and localities that -- states and localities that have good credit or seem to be sound are not having any difficulty accessing the municipal market and that yields are pretty low. which is, i think, fortunate because there are a number of states and localities that being forced to borrow in the current circumstances. certainly there may be some localities in particular that -- that will have trouble, bu
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